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Bespoke Fireplaces

In the 15th century Michelangelo discovered that statuary marble from the Tuscan hills had the ideal properties to suit detailed hand carving. He consequently used it in many of his famous works such as Pieta and David.

During the Georgian and Regency period this trend was maintained by designers such as Robert Adam. Using the same material, often with contrasting inlays he created the stunning fireplaces that enhance many of Britain's stately homes. A tragic landside in the early 1900's closed the main statuary quarry. As a mark of respect it has never been reopened.

Now only a few blocks are produced each year from neighbouring quarries. We hand select this material in Italy and marry it with convent sienna that has been reclaimed from old blocks.

This gives the chimneypieces the same characteristics as the originals that were made in the 18th and 19th century. This extensive selection process is enhanced by the finest hand carving undertaken by a leading master mason.

These chimneypieces will surely be the antiques of tomorrow.

Bespoke Fireplaces

This George III style mantel has a reclining lady central tablet flanked by moulded panels inlaid with sienna. The tapered jambs are also inlaid with sienna. The end blocks are decorated with oval patera.
It is shown here with a Large Pierced Adam firebasket.

Bespoke Fireplaces

This fine example has a reclining lady central tablet flanked by oval patera and sienna fluted inlays. The fluted jambs are also inlaid with sienna. The end blocks are decorated with cherubs.


Bespoke Fireplaces

This George III style mantel has a reclining lady central tablet flanked by moulded panels. The jambs are enhanced with tapering moulded panels. The end blocks are decorated with laurel wreaths.


Bespoke Fireplaces

This classic Adam style mantel has an urn central tablet flanked by fluted panels. The jambs are enhanced with tapering fluted panels. The end blocks are decorated with urns.


Elements from all mantels are interchangeable.

SHIPPING COSTS:

Approximate costs for shipping mantels to the USA are £1,000.
Shipping costs for other parts of the world given on application.